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The pope who threw open the windows of the Vatican

Angelo Roncalli was the firstborn son in a family of 14 children in late 19th century Italy. Pegged as an intellectual at an...

From vulnerability comes strength

This is the third and final in a series of columns by the author about his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his experience...

The pope who squared off against Napoleon

Although the seventh pope to do so in history, Benedictine Cardinal Gregory Barnabas Chiaramonti is the first of what will be not...

‘Christ is not explained; Christ is experienced’

A friend of mine and I met for lunch recently. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while, so we spent the...

The wise king who possessed a discerning heart

People of the Book – Solomon Some scholars believe the Islamic Dome of the Rock in present-day Jerusalem stands on the site of...

Faith and sacrifices for the most vulnerable

Many people in various branches of Christianity are aware of the prophetic voice of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was canonized along with Pope Paul...

The Seven Deadly Sins – Greed – Greed defines motivation and...

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the...

English statesman and contemporary role model

Msgr. Thomas Morgan, a retired pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish, Cherry Hill, delivered the following remarks at the parish’s 50th anniversary Communion Breakfast...

Three popes and many other changes

Bishop Sullivan’s episcopal motto, “In the Breaking of the Bread” is an allusion to Luke 24:35, where the evangelist describes the disciples recounting to...

Catholics in America – A call to Catholicism and conversion

Spending innumerable hours traversing it before moving to New York, I know every inch of the New Jersey Turnpike better than I would...
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